Recap – Drug Pricing Policy in Canada: Mobilizing Patients to Action

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (@Survivornetca) along with the Save Your Skin Foundation (@saveyourskinfdn) and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (@peace_of_minds) hosted a Summit on November 15th and 16th, to give patients and patient groups the opportunity to learn about and discuss drug pricing policy in Canada. The two day event featured a variety of speakers and stakeholders who provide input to over 40 patient

CCSN Webinar: Precision Medicine in Oncology

Information: Cancer care is increasingly tailored to individual patients, who can undergo genetic or biomarker testing soon after diagnosis, to determine which treatments have the best chance of shrinking or eliminating tumours. In this webinar, a pathologist and clinical oncologist discuss: how they are using these new tests how they communicate results and treatment options to patients and caregivers, and how patients can be better

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Partners with CanniMed Ltd. for Medical Cannabis Education

Medical cannabis is increasingly becoming an option considered by patients to help manage symptoms related to current or past cancer treatment. But when patients weigh the pros and cons of including this therapeutic option, a multitude of questions abound. What are the rules and regulations around cannabis in Canada? How do patients gain access to this treatment option? What are the dosing options? Is it

Important New Cancer Treatments Approved by Health Canada Marred by Major Provincial Reality Disconnect for Patients

Below is a press release issued by the Save Your Skin Foundation in regards to how patient access to innovative new cancer treatments is seriously limited by provincial funding recommendations across Canada.  TORONTO – NOVEMBER 22, 2016 – Health Canada recently conditionally approved an advanced new treatment option for Canadians battling metastatic melanoma. The treatment consists of a combination of two immuno-oncology agents: Opdivo + Yervoy, the first

Help Support the CCSN on #GivingTuesdayCA

Canada has almost one million cancer survivors. With even a small donation, you are engaging in the movement to educate youth, individuals, and the public, on awareness of cancer and the financial, emotional and health costs of cancer. By simply donating, no matter how big or small the amount, you help the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network to connect our community and build a network to

CCSN Webinar: Developing an Advocacy Toolkit

Information: After this webinar, you will: ? Better appreciate the importance of utilizing key advocacy tools to effect change.? Understand the practical development and implementation of some of those key tools, including advocacy packages, petitions, postcards and collective letters.? Understand the practical steps to hosting a “Day at the Legislature”, one of the most impactful advocacy tools an organization can utilize. Watch the video: View